|Project by kevinw||posted 12-10-2010 12:41 AM||1499 views||0 times favorited||2 comments|
Recently completed this for a friend. They have a mission style bungalow home. The bookcases were already in place beside the fireplace. They wanted the mantel to tie it together and hide some of the weirdness of the fireplace. I built a cardboard model first as it was very confusing to work around all the stairstepped brick to make it fit. Still had to do a lot of fiddling on site to make it all work, but they are very pleased.
When the owner finishes stripping the side cabinets and doors it will all be stained a dark walnut.
I made it from birch to match the cabinets. You normally think oak when you think mission, but needed to work with what was there as well.
-- Kevin, Blue Springs, MO